Master of Public Policy

Duration: 1-2 year full time (subject to eligibility)

Admission requirements

*A Bachelor degree or international equivalent, with at least three years' work experience in a public sector or related environment.

*Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

*Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

*Credit may also be available for relevant work experience.

The Master of Public Policy degree offers a public policy education of the highest international standards to help you develop further as a leader in a variety of public sector roles, including public services, third sector organisations or government affairs positions in the private sector.

The Master of Public Policy’s scope includes providing you with an introduction to the latest disciplinary policy debates in the social sciences and introducing you to analytical frameworks enabling you to analyse and understand the specific policy and administrative context within which policy is developed, implemented, evaluated and changed.

Teaching is based on a mixture of theory and practice to build the analytical tools and knowledge necessary for high quality policy analysis, including design, advocacy, and evaluation as well as building political and program management capabilities.

For further information about the program or admission requirements please contact the program director:

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Program Director: Carsten Daugbjerg

Carsten Daugbjerg is a Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy. He received his PhD in Political Science from the Aarhus University, Denmark. Previously he has held academic appointments at Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen. From 2009 to 2011 he was a visiting fellow in the Research School of Social Sciences, the ANU. His field of research is comparative public policy, specialising in agricultural policy reform, trade negotiations in the WTO, public and private food standards in global trade, government interest group relations and environmental policy.

He has published widely on these issues in leading international journals, has had four books published, including Ideas, Institutions and Trade: The WTO and the Curious Role of EU Farm Policy in Trade Liberalization (Oxford University Press, 2009), and has contributed with chapters to numerous edited books. A substantial part of this research applies an inter-disciplinary approach.

He is a former Major in the Danish Royal Life Guards Regiment and served actively as a reserve officer in the Danish Army for seventeen years in parallel to his academic career. Until taking up his post at the ANU in 2013 he was also a part-time farmer in Denmark, producing organic beef and wheat.

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